Thursday, August 11, 2005

Down came the rain

Much had changed in Mumbai in the two years that I was away. The flyovers were a pleasant addition but I was a lil disappointed by the "Americanisation" of Mumbai with cookie cutter malls sprouting up, complete with Mac Donalds. Before I could be too disappointed, down came the rain. The rain lashed the city and transformed Bombay into a sea of trouble. People huddled together for shelter. Much was lost as the city drowned in the sinister pralaya. Saw people come together, forgetting all differences. Heroes arose with the rising tide. I was reminded yet again that Mumbai truly is a resilient city, with a spirit that braves it all.

The itsy bitsy spider
Crawled up the water spout
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider
Crawled up the spout again.

Salaam Bombay.

4 comments:

Reshmi said...

yea - salaam indeed!

been hearing amazing stories all these days. one cannot help but admire the resilience of the human spirit.

felt almost the same way abt blore when i last visited. and the flyovers aren't all that pleasant either. it is choking up with trying to be a big bad city. wish it hadn't changed from my earlier memories, but oh well.....!

hope u had a gr8 trip otherwise :)

Chay said...

salaam indeed!! welcome back crys!! And glad to see you are dry!!

Crystal blur said...

Thanks Resh and Chay,
I had a gr8 time in India, lots of yummy food :)
-Crys

raghu said...

i can't disagree with you more.. its called glorification of desperation and not a resilient spirit!

http://abbeblah.blogspot.com/2006/12/now-this-is-by-far-best-sequence-of.html
i am sure ull understand wat i mean thru that post.. please do read and comment!